“Something old, something new, Something borrowed, something blue.” This old-time saying describes five items a bride needs on her wedding day. It’s meant to bring good fortune and prosperity for the bride and groom, and protection in their new married life. While it dates back to the 1800s, many brides still stick to this tradition, at least in part, today.
This is a tradition that every bride can make her own, and is a great way to include sentimental items from loved ones on your wedding day. The “something blue” was traditionally a blue garter belt, often passed down from a married mother, worn underneath the wedding dress.
These days, however, there’s a lot more freedom and fun that comes into this wedding tradition. If a garter belt isn’t quite your style, Ling’s Moment has a floral alternative that is both stylish and memorable.
Using faux florals, Ling’s Moment has designed this dreamy blue bouquet. If you would like to learn how to make this beautiful bouquet for a wedding, read on.
What You Will Need To Make a DIY Something Blue Bouquet
It’s time to get all the materials together for your bouquet. Here’s everything you’ll need:
- Floral wires and green tubing
- Floral tape
- Your Creative Spirit
The designer flower boxes from Ling’s Moment are the perfect starter kit to create your own custom floral design. In a variety of sizes, types and colors, there's a box and color palette for any wedding vision."
This DIY bouquet is a chance to show off your personal style and unique vision. Ling’s Moment offers a range of blue-toned faux flowers and varieties of greenery to allow your vision to come to life. Get creative with the size, shape and vibe of your bouquet, and embrace the fact that it is totally one-of-a-kind.
How Do You Make A DIY Wedding Bouquet?
Step 1: Prep the flowers
Remove the flowers from the Designer Flower Box and straighten the stems. Lay them all out on your workspace so you can clearly see what you’re working with. Trim some leaf branches and small flowers to get them ready for the bouquet. A range of sizes will create dimension and interest in your final bouquet.
Step 2: Add wire to the small flowers
Add floral wires to the stems of the small flower you just cut, or any other flowers that need a longer stem.
Step 3: Start to create the bouquet
Start with one focal flower and gradually add flowers around it to create a round shape. Begin with the larger flowers and continue adding in smaller flowers and leaves to build out your bouquet. Use your instincts to add the smaller flowers and leaves at different depths, creating a dynamic, interesting floral arrangement.
Step 4: Add finishing touches
Finish your bouquet with the daintiest flowers, buds and green accents. It’s these little details that really elevate your arrangement and make it totally unique. Take a look at your arrangement as a whole and make any final adjustments. Even if your floral style is very organic and natural, you want it to feel balanced on both sides.
Step 5: Tie the bouquet
Use a floral wire to secure the base of the bouquet together at the stems. Be thorough here as you want it to hold its shape all day and night. Hide the floral wires by wrapping floral tape around the base of the bouquet. This will disguise the wires, and also help keep your stunning bouquet safely secured.
Step 6: Tidy the ends
Once the base is secured, you can trim any excess wire or stems that are hanging too low. Use green tubing to conceal the ends of any floral wire that is sticking out the bottom of the bouquet. This will keep the arrangement looking natural - no one will know they aren’t real flowers!
Step 7: Add finishing ribbons
Wrap ribbons of your choice around the stem of the bouquet. This will create a polished look and work as a grip for when you’re walking down the aisle. Finally, use another length of that ribbon to create a bow at the base of the bouquet. Take a moment to admire your classic and feminine arrangement!
Step 8: And you're finished!
And, voila. You have completed your Something Blue Wedding Bouquet! Now all you have to do is wait until the moment comes when you can finally walk down the aisle. This Ling’s Moment DIY bouquet is the perfect “something blue” for your dream wedding, and it could even be your “something new,” too!
And if you’re short on time, our premade bridal bouquets offer a delicate and beautiful look for weddings, proms, and other special occasions. With their designer color palettes, they pair beautifully with nearly any wedding theme.